is Fractured Light. This is from Knitty, is free and also has mitts that go with it. I'd recommend a light color, but it seems folks have used everything - noro, hand dyed and solids. It takes sport weight yarn but some folks have gotten away with heavier fingering weight.
Ashford just came out with some nifty new accessories! There are sliding flyer hooks for the Country Spinner, Variable Dent Reeds and a new size of reed - 15dpi - for weaving tiny yarns on all the rigid heddle looms. There's a new 10" Sample It loom, felting kits (Sheep, Chicken, Flowers and Bugs). And an Add On Cloth Beam for RH looms that lets you do more cloth with lots more space to hold it, especially good for thick wefts and rag rugs, Sakiori weaving.
I'm out of town today. Doyle will be at the store but not all the time.. He said he might have to step out a minute during the day (We've got some projects going) but will do his best to be there most of the day. It might be wise to call before coming to check.
A few folks have had questions or comments so I'll put some notes here.
The pattern calls for DK yarn....It is entirely possible to get gauge with a light worsted. But a gauge swatch is your friend if you have doubts.
The tubular cast on - don't make yourself crazy if you can't get it. While I think it is fun to learn new cast ons, not everyone does. A long tail cast on or most other cast ons will work fine.
One person says she thinks the stitch count goes off (1 too many)after the increases. If this becomes a problem, just do one less increase - drop the one you made rather than rip back). There may be errata on the pattern writer's blog, check them out of you have doubts.
I didn't realize there was so much bobble hate out there, I have always thought they were kind of fun. If you abhor them, Lisa has decided to do a bobble free hat called Brambles Beret. Feel free to join her in it.
April's hat KAL will be much easier, I promise. And oh I have #4 16" circs back in stock......
is cabled and bobbled and fun. It is made in DK weight yarn, but a light worsted would work too. It is an oldie from Knitty and one I made years ago that is still one of my favorites.
Druidess is a beret but, if you pass up the blocking it to be that it still makes a fine hat.
SO many of you made awesome hats in February so quickly and then made another that I thought maybe you could use an extra bit of project (optional). Here is Well Rooted Mitts that might go well with your cabled hat
So this is the most recent bit of weaving. I have tried several patterns as I weave this first in a long time weaving on the floor loom. Grabbing patterns where I can find them and just seeing what they do. This one is probably nothing new, but I didn't find it somewhere - I made it up from what I had learned about what was happening as I wove. There's much that can be learned by "playing" instead of mindlessly following a pattern. I use patterns, and sometimes learn things when I am working one. But it doesn't make me think about what I am doing and what is happening the way playing does, or trying to figure out something on my own. I may get to the same place someone else has already been but I'll understand how things worked out that way much more. The same thing applies to knitting and crochet. Playing with yarn can teach you different things that you might never learn if you only follow someone else's plan. So be playful, try new things, knit or crochet or weave your own ideas and see where they take you and what you learn along the way.
I always forget about holidays until we get right up on them. This morning over breakfast it occurred to me that Monday is President's Day. Then I thought "Let's have a sale". So we are. Today (Sat 2/13) and Monday, all yarns (except my handspun) are buy 2 get one free. Oh and hey, let's do that on some books too. All the books on the shelf back by the pink chair are buy 2 get one free too.